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Breastfeeding Nutrition: Why Eating Healthy is Vital to Your Breastfeeding Journey

Having a baby is one of the most joyous moments in a new mother’s life. Smelling that sweet newborn and providing the best nourishment for your baby through breastfeeding are some of the happiest times. The postpartum phase as a new mama can also be a time of stress and anxiety as you learn your newborn’s feeding cues and other important signs. All babies want to be cuddled and cared for. This also means as a new mama, you need to be in your best physical, emotional, and mental state to be able to best care for and nourish your new baby.  Proper nourishment in the postpartum period is so important- from positive affirmations to eating a healthy diet. As your body heals in this postpartum period, fueling your body with the best nutrients is essential.  Milk production requires an extra 250-500 calories per day in breastfeeding mothers. If you…

Explaining Postpartum Depression to Your Partner: The Importance of Communication

It can be very stressful having a baby, even if you even look forward to doing so for a long time. Also if you love your child unconditionally, it is unsurprising that many people are preoccupied after having their firstborn. Just like experts at Top-Mom.com say, “a lot of mothers have new responsibilities, are sleep deprived and don’t have a lot of time for themselves.” it’s no wonder that mothers get postpartum anxiety frequently around the world, feeling like they’re on an emotional journey. Mate swings and depression are prevalent in new mothers, that’s why email has heard postpartum definition to be dubbed as “baby blues.” The vast majority of mothers around the world do experience postpartum depression symptoms immediately after they have had their child. The underlying reason for this is that hormone suddenly changes after the baby is delivered – these hormonal changes are coupled with isolation, stress, fatigue, and sleep deprivation. The result is slightly…

How To Lose The Baby Weight Naturally, Without Working Out

After you have a baby, you may think that breastfeeding will cause the baby weight to just fall off naturally. You can eat what you need, and before you know it, you are back to your pre-baby weight with no major effort. Actually, losing the baby weight while breastfeeding can happen naturally, with no workout plans or fitness regimens. I know exactly how to lose weight while breastfeeding, without working out because that is exactly how I lost the baby weight fast after my first two pregnancies. Here’s a quick run down of my experience, what I’ve learned, what didn’t work, and how you can do it too! Eat as CLEAN as possible for every snack and meal (more on what this looks like below) Use protein shakes for fast nutrition Walk as much as possible Don’t eat unless you are hungry (intermittent fasting can work really well!) Use milk…

Create Your Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Plan in 7 Steps

What A Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Looks Like And How To Do It Creating a breastfeeding diet plan is really important to your health as a new mommy, as well as your milk supply. Successfully creating a diet plan you can follow while breastfeeding means that you are losing weight and nourishing your body all in one. This is what I preach over and over to mamas in my program. It is entirely possible that you can create your own breastfeeding diet plan to lose weight and keep your milk supply up. I am going to give you the steps to take to help you do just that! Creating a breastfeeding diet plan uniquely created for your personality will help you stay happy and be successful! As a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and nutrition coach, I have my own ideas on what a breastfeeding diet plan should look like, the best…

A Postnatal Workout That Actually Works

As a mommy of three wild boys, I know which postnatal workouts actually work to flatten your tummy and get in shape, and which ones don’t. I’ve had to lose the baby weight three times now, and commit to a postnatal workout three times. I am also a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist, so I’ve used my education and experience to put together a postnatal workout that actually works, heals your abs and pelvic floor and helps you lose weight. In this post, I plan to take you through what you need in a postnatal workout, what I do as a postnatal workout, and what I advise you not to do for a postnatal workout. Let’s go over some important components of a postnatal workout: An ab-focused plan to reconnect your mind-muscle connection Posture exercises to correct posture issues that develop during pregnancy Body weight strength work to build strength back…

How To Lose Weight After Pregnancy Naturally

Losing weight naturally after pregnancy is possible with the right postpartum diet plan, postpartum workout plan and some supplements to help you combat those pesky cravings that can make losing weight naturally after pregnancy difficult.  To lose weight after pregnancy naturally, there are a few things you need to focus on:  A nutrient-dense diet  Daily activity calorie burn like walking + breastfeeding Fiber and protein intake Water consumption Quick and easy healthy meals Notice that I don’t mention an intense workout plan. In my experience as a Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist and founder of The Postpartum Cure, mamas need to focus more on nutrition, rather than workouts. After pregnancy, many mamas believe they can’t lose weight naturally because they don’t have time to workout. This isn’t the case at all.  Your diet after pregnancy is what is going to have you losing the weight completely naturally, with out a lot…

5 Hidden Reasons You’re Gaining Weight While Breastfeeding

There are hidden reasons why you might be gaining weight while breastfeeding, which is of course dissapointing and very frustrating. Especially when you are eating healthy, exercising and breastfeeding. Then, you see all these women proclaiming their easy-peasy weight loss, and it makes for one giant stress ball. Gaining weight while breastfeeding is more common than you feel, and understanding the hidden reasons behind the weight gain, or lack of weight loss, can really help you feel less-stressed. As a Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist, and founder of a very popular breastfeeding diet and fitness program, The Postpartum Cure, I have lots of experience helping mamas tweak their diets and mind set to be able to lose weight without losing their milk supply. In desperation, many mamas will skip meals, starve and work out like crazy to combat the weight gain while breastfeeding. This is not good.  I teach in my program…

How I Lost the Baby Weight Fast (25 lbs!) Without Losing My Milk

After three babies, I’ve learned how to lose the baby weight fast, without compromising my milk supply in any way, and in fact, I was able to keep up a healthy milk supply while dropping the baby weight quickly. The fastest way to lose the baby weight isn’t a strict, low-calorie diet or lots and lots of intensive exercise. The fastest way to lose the baby weight is to focus on a few very important things that will help you with losing the baby weight and protecting your milk supply. I developed a program and app that walks mamas through eating correctly to lose the baby weight, while also ensuring you are eating enough nutrients to support a healthy milk supply. I also put together an Ab Rehab and Pelvic Floor Restore Program that heals your body after baby, in addition to amazing, quick workouts to burn calories and tone…

How To Manage and Balance All The Things In Postpartum Life: 6 Gems of Advice

This post is sponsored by AZO and SheKnows Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Balancing postpartum life can seem completely impossible in the first few months. Between the bleeding, diaper blowouts, leakages, lack of sleep and completely interrupted activities, it can feel LIKE you’re suffocating. When you’re in the moment, it feels like slow motion as the hours tick by, but then, before you know it, your little one is talking and turning two. Let’s go over some of the things that happen postpartum, and how to balance and manage them all! Healing from either c-section or vaginal birth is shocking in itself. I was terrified to even consider looking at the aftermath of my first birth. Managing your healing process involves consistent care and attention. This is one of the major things that will consume your mind and attention (besides baby) postpartum. If you manage your health…

How to Find Balance with a New Baby

This post is sponsored by AZO and SheKnows Media. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Finding balance with a new baby can be totally overwhelming at first. Believe me, I’ve had three babies and each time I’ve found myself feeling anxious as I attempted to adjust to the new, unexpected chaos of post-baby life. However, with each baby, I’ve learned some tricks that have really helped me balance my life with a new baby. The adjustment period is one of the most difficult, but also most precious times, so balancing yourself emotionally is so very important! I have some tips and tricks that have really helped me deal with a new baby postpartum, which have helped me feel more like I am thriving rather than sinking in a puddle of dirty diapers and milky rags. Finding Balance Tip 1: Take Care of Your Health One of the best tips…